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By Jennifer Palmer
Oklahoma Watch 

Backers of failed education tax vow to keep pressing for funds


November 13, 2016

Count them down but not out.

With the defeat of State Question 779, which proposed to raise the state sales tax by one cent for education, some supporters say their voices will be even louder at the Capitol next year.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was among them.

“I will be back before state lawmakers this next legislative session, fighting for kids and a regionally competitive wage for teachers – one that reflects their work as highly trained professionals who change the lives of nearly 700,000 students every day,” Hofmeister said.

The outlook, however, is somewhat bleak in the...

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